SIX Part III: Ellinor

 
 

Barcelona, Spain

May 2019

Concept & camera: Imogen Mansfield

Muse: Ellinor Ødegård Staurbakk

Still photography: Solène Milcent

Costume design: Paola Idrontino

Words & voice: Katya Gray

Illustration: Katrina Eglite

Screenings: Grrl Haus Cinema & Künstler, Künstlerin

Publication: Fuzz Magazine

 
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SIX is a screendance series of six portraits of female artists, released periodically during the year of 2019. Each part unites film, photography, spoken word, and design, and is created in a different place in the world. Through this series we capture the essence of the inner divine feminine, stripped back to her purest form, discovering the elegant energy of the female, and recognising our diversity.

In Part III of her film series SIX, director Imogen Mansfield introduces dancer and muse, Ellinor Ødegård Staurbakk, in a piece that expresses and investigates the notion of colour. Gently guided by the elegant words and voice of Katya Gray, with costume design by textile artist Paola Idrontino, we enter into this curious world; intrigued by its innocence and grace. Presented alongside a delicate series of analogue and polaroid images by photographer Solène Milcent.

 
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I do not know myself as I do by my name

through this I am linked with the sea

do you think the fish know thy name?

what difference would it make

I run as wholeness while wrapped up in complete solitude

linear to the stream

moving sequentially

I do love to touch the wind

Have you tried it?

Tis the one that wakes the willow tree

The tree that wakes that ground

The roots that hold the source

I may seem an unconventional human to most

I just seem to like the other things

 
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I love to be naked too

Not to show or expose or anything really

It’s just closer to ‘I’

less matter

& more being

how do you think one comes to know themselves?

To feel themselves

To see themselves

many holy hours I have spent

sitting cross legged in my room

Tracing my curves

Watching my breath

Hearing my heart pace

But such things are purely exterior

 
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Physical vessels crossing roads

It frustrates me

That,

the parts that make any real movement at all

I can’t even see

maybe that frustration is the reason why I leave

you see...

I’m not always here when I move,

in this reality of doll house living that is,

it feels as if i am in my own sphere

but it’s not really that at all

 
 
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Really,

i am simply entering colour

Colour

Yes

Colour

for when one forgets all that has been

layered since our birth

we re-tie the petalled stems and find our infinite bind with the

universe

I used to think about the universe as a solar complexity

But now I know

It’s simply colour

Shape shifting, melding, travelling colour.

Mix me with anything at all and I am effected

To touch

breathe

dance

exist with it all

Is to exist

As colour

 
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